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Isle of Wight Contact Tracing App preparing ‘bigger update’ next week

Do you have a temperature screen on the contact tracing App

Even though Anosmia was announced two weeks ago by the Gov as a new Coronavirus symptom to look out for, it has still not been added to the IW Contact Tracing App. The head of data at NHS gives their reason as to why

Saturday, 30th May, 2020 11:26am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Small rise in number of Isle of Wight Covid-19 cases

lab technician working on coronavirus research - pixnio

The number of lab-confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on the Isle of Wight has risen, as the UK figure reaches 271,222

Friday, 29th May, 2020 5:33pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Researchers reveal Isle of Wight R number for Coronavirus

better days are coming poster

Analysis compares the number of confirmed cases from local authorities and health boards over two-weeks to estimate the trend of the R number. Details for the Isle of Wight within

Friday, 29th May, 2020 5:23pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 11 readers' comments

Sandown man jailed after pleading guilty to three robberies

Craig Knowles

On the night of the third robbery the man was arrested. He pleaded guilty today to all charges and was jailed

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Short films bring beauty of the Isle of Wight’s natural environment to your home

Day by Day film title

These 23 short films featuring sculptor, Eric Geddes and poet, Robin Ford, bring to life a kaleidoscope of natural landscapes and seascapes as they change from dawn to dusk and season to season

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:25pm

By Isle of Wight NHS Trust

Isle of Wight schools ‘are ready to welcome pupils back’ on 1st June say council

Back to School poster

Concerns have been raised about the return of pupils to school, but the Isle of Wight council say schools are ready

Friday, 29th May, 2020 4:05pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

A plane has been scanning the Isle of Wight every day for the last week

Live tracker of flightpath on 25th May

Has anyone noticed the same plane flying over every inch of the Island in the last week?

Friday, 29th May, 2020 3:53pm

By Simon Perry with 2 readers' comments

Police seek fisherman who may have been last people to see missing Matthew Doyle

The four Fisherman

Police believe the four fisherman may be key witnesses to the disappearance of Matthew Doyle and are keen to identify them asap

Friday, 29th May, 2020 1:21pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Isle of Wight Green Party call for delay in reopening primary schools


As some councils across the country delay reopening schools, the Isle of Wight Green Party ask why the local council are still pressing ahead

Friday, 29th May, 2020 1:06pm

By Vix Lowthion with 7 readers' comments

Wi-Fi in all Isle of Wight train stations moves a step closer

wifi signals

The latest plans to improve Island Line service will provide all eight stations on the route with Wi-Fi, provided by BT

Friday, 29th May, 2020 12:53pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Fabulous cakes designed by kids and made by Grace’s Bakery bring cheer during lockdown

polly with her winning cake - showing the rainbow layers

How about this for a feel-good story. Kids have fun designing their dream cake for this competition, which saw all entries receive a goodie bag, two winning designs made, and even a tray of donoughts for Mountbatten. Well done Grace's Bakery

Friday, 29th May, 2020 12:14pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight care homes record further cases of Coronavirus

elderly woman's hands

Nearly 40 per cent of care, residential and nursing homes on the Island are reporting suspected or confirmed cases and symptoms, as of 18th May

Friday, 29th May, 2020 10:26am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter